Pharm.D. / MBA

Program Description
For qualified Pharmacy students Mercer University provides an opportunity to pursue concurrently the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree concurrently with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The MBA is earned through Stetson-Hatcher School of Business.

The MBA degree is a professional degree for qualified students interested in the management of human, material and/or financial resources in business, government and non-profit institutions. The degree is designed to complement the Pharm.D. degree to broaden the occupational and professional opportunities of the prospective graduate in community, industry or institutional practice. 

Program Outcomes/Objectives
The outcomes of the Pharm.D. degree program also apply to the Pharm.D./MBA program. The objectives of the MBA program are published in the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business section of the Cecil B. Day (Atlanta) Campus Catalog. 

Admission Requirements
In order to apply for admission to the MBA Program, Pharm.D. students must have received a bachelor's degree or successfully completed 120 hours of college credit. At 120 hours of college credit, the student is considered to have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in terms of a focused record of study. Admissions requirement for the MBA Program are outlined on the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business MBA admissions website. At the time of application a GMAT/GRE waiver may be available. 

Program Requirements
While completing the requirements of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, students may take classes in the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business toward the MBA degree provided they maintain a 2.75 minimum pharmacy school grade point average. Please refer to the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business graduate program section of the Cecil B. Day (Atlanta) Campus Catalog for program details. 

MBA core courses offered at the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business can be used to satisfy professional-level elective hours required for the Pharm.D. Program. This does not preclude students taking professional-level electives in the Pharm.D. Pogram, and students are encouraged to take advantage of elective courses offered by the College of Pharmacy that will further develop their knowledge and skills in specific areas within the field of pharmacy. 

Tuition Waiver
Tuition waiver is available to Pharm.D./MBA Program students for the first three (3) MBA courses including foundation courses.

Academic Advisement
Academic advisement for students pursuing the joint Pharm.D./MBA program is provided by Pharm.D./MBA Program Director in the College of Pharmacy and the Office of Academic Affairs in the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business.